Bullock says he's 'awfully excited' about endorsement from Tester

Bullock says he's 'awfully excited' about endorsement from Tester

Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve Bullock2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Bullock: Missing first debate not a 'blow to my campaign' 2020 Democrats share their families' immigration histories MORE, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said on Sunday that he has secured the endorsement of Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterVA chief pressed on efforts to prevent veteran suicides Overnight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments Democrats aim to block defense money from being used on Trump border wall MORE (D-Mont.) in his White House bid.

Bullock said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that he's "awfully excited" about the support from his fellow red state Democrat. 

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"I've known and worked with him for a long time now," Bullock said.

"But he's also been such a voice in both rural areas, places that we need to win back, bridging some of the divides, he got over a dozen bills just dealing with the veterans' passed under even this president, and he's also — though D.C. hasn't done much — he's been a voice for making sure that we get the big money out of the system, which we have to do."

Bullock has struggled in the polls since announcing his candidacy and has sought to differentiate himself as a candidate that can win in a state President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE carried.

He is averaging less than one-half percent support in the RealClearPolitics average of recent presidential polls.